Bob Dylan has shared the original version of “Not Dark Yet” from the upcoming latest installment of his ongoing bootleg series.
“Fragments – Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997)”, the 17th release in an exhaustive series, is dedicated to his 1997 album “Time Out Of Mind” and will be released on January 27 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the record.
After the first preview release with “Version 2” of “Love Sick”, Dylan shared an accelerated original version of “Not Dark Yet” recorded on January 11, 1997 — 25 years ago — at Criteria Studios in Miami. Florida.
“Fragments” will include a remix of Dylan’s 30th studio album, as well as unreleased recordings such as excerpts, demos, alternative versions and live versions. It will be available physically in both five CD format and 10 LP format.
Other rarities on the release include four songs — “Dreamin’ Of You”, “Red River Shore”, “Marchin’ To The City” and “Mississippi”, which were recorded during the sessions for “Time Out Of Mind”, but were not recorded. make the final track list.
Listen to the original version of “Not Dark Yet” below.
Released in September 1997, “Time Out Of Mind” earned Dylan his first solo album of the year at the 1998 Grammy Awards, along with “Best Contemporary Folk Album”, and for “Cold Irons Bound” – “Best Male Vocal Rock Performance”.
The most recent installment of Dylan’s Bootleg series came out last year in the form of “The Bootleg Series Vol. 16: Spring in New York 1980-1985”. This collection includes tour rehearsals and excerpts from Dylan’s albums “Shot Of Love”, “Infidels” and “Empire Burlesque”.
Elsewhere, Bob Dylan was offered a cameo role in Coronation Street after he revealed he was a fan of the ITV soap. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal last month, the musician shared some TV shows that he likes to watch binge.
“I binge—watched Coronation Street, Father Brown, and some early Twilight Zones,” Dylan said. “I know these are old-fashioned shows, but they make me feel at home.
“I’m not a fan of package programs or news broadcasts, so I don’t watch them. I never watch anything smelly or evil. Nothing disgusting; nothing canine.”